A singer-songwriter with a delicate sensibility and keen eye for the details that make heartbreak really sting—a biting, muttered comment here, a walk on a rainy beach there— Gracie Abrams has established herself as a clear talent to watch. Despite a small catalogue that still mostly lives on SoundCloud, Abrams is clearly a gifted lyricist and songwriter whose sound has gradually been expanding to fit her ambition.
Recent tracks like “Stay” and “Mean It” are heart-rending ballads with electronic elements around the edges, giving them structure and flourish. In that way, Abrams’ current output recalls the early work of artists like Billie Eilish and Maggie Rogers. Abrams can use her voice to emote like a veteran, effortlessly slipping into a crushing falsetto on “Mean It” and showing the wear of a dysfunctional relationship in her voice on “i kinda miss you”
GENRE: Alternative/ Indie